A nearly frozen-to-death buck fawn was rescued in the severe winter weather on Sunday afternoon in Southern Door County. Penny Price of Brussels was home working with her daughter on a book report when she noticed a deer struggling to move in the deep snow in her backyard. She describes the scene.
Price then decided that she would take action. After discussing possibly putting the deer down with her husband because of an apparent injury, her children convinced her to save the deer.
The Prices sheltered the approximately fifty-pound buck fawn in their garage overnight and are nursing it back to health. Penny has contacted the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary’s rehabilitation program to hopefully nurture the deer back to complete health. Although the Prices do not have a new pet, they did name the deer “Giannis” after the famous Milwaukee Bucks basketball player.
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